David Stokes

Principal Associate

David works in the Wills, Trusts and Estates team based in our Leeds office.

David qualified as a solicitor in March 2009, and has since acquired a broad range of experience advising family business owners; trustees of agricultural, compensation and tax planning trusts; charities; and executors of complex high value estates.

David regularly works alongside accountants, financial advisers and other professionals to help ensure his clients’ overall objectives are achieved.

David is a fully qualified member of the Association of Taxation Technicians.

Published articles

Insights Is DIY probate the answer to dealing with an Estate?

It is dangerous to fall into the trap of believing that probate is generally speaking straight forward and easy.

Insights LEGAL COMMENT: Shake-up of inheritance tax system promised by new government report

In January 2018, the Chancellor asked the OTS to carry out a review of the UK’s Inheritance Tax (‘IHT’) regime, covering a broad range of…

Insights Updated probate rules – will a simplified process lead to an increase in unrepresented applicants unwittingly making costly errors?

Whilst the proposed increase in Probate Fees has attracted a lot of attention in the legal and accountancy world the Government’s announcement that…

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